PREVALENCE OF METABOLIC SYNDROME IN PREMENOPAUSAL AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN
Objective: To see the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Also to
compare the different components of metabolic syndrome among the participants.
Material and Methods: Out of total 76 women selected, 18 premenopausal and 58 postmenopausal women were
included in the study. Metabolic syndrome was considered according to National Cholesterol Education Program AT
P III Asian modified criteria. After detailed examination and biochemical assessment different parameters of metabolic
syndrome were reported. Data was analysed on SPSS version 20.
Results: Among postmenopausal women the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 35.5% as compared to13.2% in
premenopausal (P value 0.06). Higher frequency of hypertension, elevated waist circumference hyperglycemia, low
HDL and hypertriglyceridemia levels were found in postmenopausal women as compared to premenopausal women.
Conclusion: The risk of metabolic syndrome has increased in postmenopausal women, with central obesity and low
HDL as the most common components of metabolic syndrome.
Key Word: Premenopausal, Post menopause women, Metabolic Syndrome, Central Obesity, Low HDL.